August 13. Information Center - The second air separation unit was launched in
Temirtau. The facility is intended to supply ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC with
industrial gases (oxygen and nitrogen) for steel production, The Times of
Central Asia reports.
The new plant will produce 24,500 Nm3/h of oxygen gas, as
well as 28,000 Nm3/h of nitrogen gas, which is required for the production of
iron, steel and rolled metal products. At the same time, the scope of use for industrial gases is quite wide —
from medicine to electronics production, where high-purity gases and special
gases are used.
efficient turboexpander with a generator is used in the technological process
of the air separation unit (ASU), which makes the plant ecologically
acceptable, reducing electricity consumption. Putting the facility into
operation will increase the reliability of supplying the shops-consumers of
ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC with air separation products.
company has been working and developing in our region since 2013. I would like
to note that the second venture is a positive assessment of the solid
partnerships and the investment climate in the region. We provided the
comprehensive support and good environment for development," said Zhenis
Kasymbek, the akim (governor) of the Karaganda region.
“Linde is a
leading global industrial, medical gas and engineering company and
strategically important partner for us. This is the second investment project
of multinational companies in Kazakhstan. In 2013, an air separation plant was
launched in Temirtau. I was pleased to take part in laying the first stone of
the new installation being the deputy akim of Karaganda region in 2018, and I
am happy about timely putting into operation this project two years later. The
company signed an investment contract with the Investment Committee of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan and received preferences. I am sure
that the project will give impetus to the development of the chemical industry
in Karaganda region. Also, I'd like to note that in this difficult time, the
enterprise has already established oxygen supplies for the needs of
hospitals," said Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Almas
metallurgical enterprise in Kazakhstan noted the new unit’s influence on
industry development: “Bringing into the production of a new air separation
unit will ensure a constant supply of industrial gases, oxygen and nitrogen.
The new unit is more modern and energy-efficient. I believe in successful
cooperation with Linde Gas Kazakhstan, and I hope that our cooperation will
help to take the best positions in the energy sector and supply the workshops
with industrial gases in the future,” said Vadim Basin, Executive Director of
ArcelorMittal Temirtau JSC.
Invest assisted the investor in obtaining a production site, concluding an
investment contract, and provided project support on interaction with
implementation of the project has become a significant event for the chemical
industry of Karaganda region in terms of investments and the use of high
technologies. Despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms
of travel restrictions, the construction work lasted two years.
Temirtau JSC is the largest enterprise in the mining and metallurgical sector
in Kazakhstan. It is an integrated mining and metallurgical complex with its
own coal, iron ore and energy base. It specializes in the production of flat
and long products, including those with polymer, zinc and aluminum coatings,
and also produces sinter, iron ore and coal concentrate, electric-welded pipes,
etc., as well as related products of blast-furnace and coke-chemical